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NRCS District Conservationist points out minnows swimming in a pond

Water and Agriculture Information Center
USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.
Provides resources on the interaction between water and agricultural production.

National Program 211: Water Availability and Water Management: Strategic Vision
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Presents USDA research on fundamental and applied research on water availability, water quality, and technologies for managing agricultural water resources.

Irrigation & Water Use
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Contains datasets, summaries, and overviews on water allocation, water conservation, and water management issues in agriculture.

NRCS Maps, Data, Mobile Apps
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Links to websites and mobile applications containing soil survey, water, climate, air quality, energy, and other natural resources data relevant to agriculture.

Agricultural Water Conservation Clearinghouse
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture; Colorado State University Libraries; The Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC).
Organizes resources on water conserving practices in agriculture across various climates and regions of the world, focusing mainly on the semi-arid and arid areas in the western United States.

Utilities: Water and Environmental Programs
USDA. Rural Development.
Describes grant and loan guarantee programs for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Contains fact sheets, reports, guidance documents, manuals, and other resources on the agricultural activities that cause pollution in rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries, and ground water.

U.S. Drought Portal
DOC. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Collates maps, tools, and information to help people prepare for and mitigate the effects of drought. Includes maps and links to data on the impacts of drought on agriculture.

Food Program: Water Quality
GRACE Communications Foundation.
Gives an overview of the effects of agricultural activities on water quality. Topics include: pollution, ammonia and nitrates, pathogens, antibiotics, wells and groundwater, and conservation.